1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type I gVF

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1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type I gVF

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Australia's first sovereign, struck at the nation's first official mint, the 1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign Type I is one of the most revered coins in Australian numismatics. An original artefact of the Australian Gold Rush, we are delighted to be able to offer this iconic Australian rarity in premium grade good Very Fine.

The Sydney Mint was launched in response to the discovery of gold, and in 1855, the Mint struck 502,000 sovereigns. A vast number of coins from that mintage have been lost in the 161 years since struck, with many also destroyed for the gold. As a result, the 1855 Sydney Mint Sovereign is rare in any condition - and excessively rare in premium grade, as here.

In better-than-usually-seen condition, it is a privilege to present this numismatic icon in good Very Fine.


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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1855
Weight (g)7.9881
Mintage 502,000
Metal Purity (%)91.67
GradeGood Very Fine
Diameter (mm)22.05
Issued BySydney Mint
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